Cinnamon Blondies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and, optional, line a square baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar together until combined, then remove from heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg, and set aside.
  4. Once brown sugar butter mixture has cooled slightly, mix it into flour mixture, then beat in eggs one at a time and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. After everything’s been incorporated, pour mixture into (lined) baking sheet.
  6. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes.
  7. For the topping: combine sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg, if using, in a small bowl.
  8. Brush blondies with melted butter, then top with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Remove from baking dish, slice, serve and enjoy!

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